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Bonjour, I am Damien 👋. I am a Postdoctoral Researcher with Fanny Chevalier at the University of Toronto. I completed my PhD in the HCI Lab at the University of Waterloo where I was advised by Daniel Vogel, Edward Lank, Géry Casiez and Sylvain Malacria.

My long term goal is to improve how we communicate science, either in the way we express it, or by developing novel tools for those who produce and consume scientific information. My current research interests include (but are not limited to):


Latest News
May 2024
🗣 Presenting DirectGPT at CHI'24 in Honolulu
Apr 2024
🏅 DirectGPT received a honorable mention award at CHI'24!
Mar 2024
🗣 Presenting my PhD thesis at IHM'24 in Paris
Mar 2024
🏆 Received the "Prix de thèse AFIHM" (best HCI dissertation award)!
Oct 2023
🗣 Presenting Statslator at UIST'23 in San Francisco
Aug 2023
🎉 Successfully defended my PhD thesis
Jul 2023
🗣 Presenting a seminar on Generating Novel Document Representations at UWaterloo
Jul 2023
🗣 Presenting a seminar on Supporting Active Reading at UWaterloo

International Publications

CHI '24 AR: 26.3% (1060/4028)
Honorable Mention Award (top 5%)
DirectGPT: A Direct Manipulation Interface to Interact with Large Language Models
Damien Masson, Sylvain Malacria, Géry Casiez, Daniel Vogel
Proceedings of the 2024 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
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UIST '23 AR: 25.1% (121/483)
Statslator: Interactive Translation of NHST and Estimation Statistics Reporting Styles in Scientific Documents
Damien Masson, Sylvain Malacria, Géry Casiez, Daniel Vogel
The 36th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology
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CHI '23 AR: 27.6% (880/3182)
Charagraph: Interactive Generation of Charts for Realtime Annotation of Data-Rich Paragraphs
Damien Masson, Sylvain Malacria, Géry Casiez, Daniel Vogel
Proceedings of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
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CHI '23 AR: 27.6% (880/3182)
Best Paper Award (top 1%)
ChartDetective: Easy and Accurate Interactive Data Extraction from Complex Vector Charts
Damien Masson, Sylvain Malacria, Daniel Vogel, Edward Lank, Géry Casiez
Proceedings of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
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CHI '22 AR: 24.6% (637/2579)
Supercharging Trial-and-Error for Learning Complex Software Applications
Damien Masson, Jo Vermeulen, George Fitzmaurice, Justin Matejka
Proceedings of the 2022 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
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UIST '21 AR: 26% (95/367)
Relevance and Applicability of Hardware-Independent Pointing Transfer Functions
Raiza Hanada, Damien Masson, Géry Casiez, Mathieu Nancel, Sylvain Malacria
The 34th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology
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CHI '20 AR: 24% (760/3126)
Chameleon: Bringing Interactivity to Static Digital Documents
Damien Masson, Sylvain Malacria, Edward Lank, Géry Casiez
Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
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IJHCS '19
Design and evaluation of braced touch for touchscreen input stabilisation
Andy Cockburn, Damien Masson, Carl Gutwin, Philippe Palanque, Alix Goguey, Marcus Yung, Christine Gris, Catherine Trask
International Journal of Human-Computer Studies
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UIST '17 AR: 23% (73/324)
WhichFingers: Identifying Fingers on Touch Surfaces and Keyboards Using Vibration Sensors
Damien Masson, Alix Goguey, Sylvain Malacria, Géry Casiez
Proceedings of the 30th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology
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National Publications

IHM '19 AR: 48% (14/29)
Holding Patterns: Detecting Handedness with a Moving Smartphone at Pickup
Jeff Avery, Daniel Vogel, Edward Lank, Damien Masson, Hanae Rateau
Proceedings of the 31st Conference on l’Interaction Homme-Machine
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IHM '19 AR: 48% (14/29)
Measuring the Effect of Public vs Private Context on the Kinematics of Smartphone Motion Gestures
Edward Lank, Paul Meyer, Damien Masson, Hanae Rateau
Proceedings of the 31st Conference on l’Interaction Homme-Machine
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Demos

CHI EA '20
People's Choice Best Demo Award
Bringing Interactivity to Research Papers and Presentations with Chameleon
Damien Masson, Sylvain Malacria, Edward Lank, Géry Casiez
Extended Abstracts of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
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PhD Thesis

University of Waterloo '23
Prix AFIHM (best HCI dissertation award)
Transforming the Reading Experience of Scientific Documents with Polymorphism
Damien Masson
University of Waterloo
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